Characters: Musashi Samurai Legend
A list of characters from Musashi Samurai Legend.
Warning, spoilers ahead.
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Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (Japanese), Lenne Hardt (English)The Hero
and main character, Musashi is a wannabe samurai warrior who was summoned by Mycella to save Antheum from the evil clutches of Gandrake Enterprises. Along the way, he rescues the mystics and recovers the elemental swords in order to defeat Gandrake.
Voiced by: Miwa Kouzuki (Japanese), Jasmine Allen (English)
Antheum's princess, and the one who summoned Musashi in first place. She's kidnapped by Gandrake and must repeatedly be rescued. She develops a crush on Musashi.
- Big Good: She is the one responsible for summoning The Hero for help, as well as being Gandrake's main target for use of her powers for world conquest, which sets off the plot of the game.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: On the Tomboy and Girly Girl spectrum, Mycella is the Kairi-esque Girly Girl to the Tomboy Princess that was Fillet.
- Distressed Damsel: She's kidnapped at the very beginning of the game, and the prologue consists of rescuing her.
- This happens a total of three times in the game. To list:
- 1: The beginning of the game, where she is kidnapped by Rothschild and kept at Nebulium Tower to be saved by Musashi. After the rescue, Musashi and Mycella venture to the peak of the tower, where Mycella gets knocked out and re-kidnapped by Gandrake.
- 2: During a mission to rescue Maribo from the same tower where Mycella was first kept, Musashi learns from Maribo that the princess was sent there again along with her. They find and free Mycella again, and all 3 of them successfully return to Antheum.
- 3: Later on, Clochette finds Mycella at Antheum, kidnaps her at gunpoint, and sends her to Rampart Isle, the final stage of the game. This time, it takes beating all of Gandrake's Five Directors and giving up his five elemental swords to free her. When Musashi does, Mycella even lampshades that this is the third time Musashi had to do so.
- Designated Love Interest: Although Musashi has to save multiple girls, Mycella is by far the most important out of them plotwise, and the one Musashi has the most feelings for, even if he doesn't admit it at first.
- First Girl Wins: She's also the first main female Musashi rescues after her summoning of him.
- Disney Death: She was killed by Gandrake & the Archnembulus for assisting Musashi in the final battle. Fortunately, the Anthedon being restored to its full power from all 5 elemental swords allowed it to revive her.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: And one that's a Magical Girl at that.
- Intimate Healing: A rather innocent version: During the battle against Shadow Musashi, she can heal Musashi if he carries her.
- Leitmotif: "Mystical Princess". Comes in a regular version and a more modern "Casual" version.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: Not only in her clothes, but also in her magic.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She even assists Musashi during the first battle against Gandrake, who has changed into Shadow Musashi. This angers Gandrake enough to kill her before unleashing his One-Winged Angel form.
Master Mew (Master Mao)
Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (Japanese), Barry Gjerde (English)
An old humanoid cat who knows the Mystics. He finds Musashi who was summoned by Mycella in the beginning and trains him in the "Way of the Stray Cat". He later appears on Antheum in hes his dojo to give you advice on how to use your elemental attacks and occasionally teach you new techniques.
- Badass Grandpa: Despite his small size & old age, Mew is known to be an extraordinary swordsman by Antheum's people. Musashi training under him will no doubt pay off in the long run.
- Dub Name Change: From Mao.
- Note that both names are onomatopoeia for the same sound, but mew is an English one and mao is a Japanese one.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: No one seems to pay him any respect — Musashi even calls him Whisker Dude — but he doesn't complain.
- Ultimately subverted when Musashi refers to him as "Master" at the end of the game.
- Eyepatch of Power
- Lightning Bruiser: He's really fast.
- Master Swordsman: We never get to see him in action, though.
- Old Master: To Musashi.
- Sword Cane: His weapon.
Mycella's father, he's the leader of the Mystics of Antheum. He can help Musashi during his quest by driving the Anthedon
to the needed location.
Voiced by: Nanri Yuuka (Japanese), Vicki Glass (English)
The Earth Maiden, a kindhearted girl who works at her father Tunnbrod's Bakery. She's very close to animals and enjoys picnics.
- Action Girl: A very minor example, because we never see her in action, but she was crucial to locking away Gorpus in a giant urn with her Sword of Earth, and she even says that she wouldn't be able to take him head-on if she had to.
- The Chick: Fits the traditional maiden archetype more than the other maidens in the game, on top of being sweet & innocent enough to be Moe.
- Dishing Out Dirt: That's her element.
- Distressed Damsel: The first time you meet her in the Wellspring Woods.
- Does Not Understand Sarcasm: She thinks "Mayday" is a suitable name for a bluebird...
- Dub Name Change: From Tamie.
- Elemental Eye Colors: This Maiden of Earth has Green Eyes.
- Expy: Of Jam from Brave Fencer Musashi. Both are cute girls that help run their fathers' bakery.
- Friend to All Living Things: As her artwork above shows, she especially loves birds and squirrels.
- Gainaxing: During her first cutscene, while she was in a panic from being surrounded by Rothschild and a couple of Ninjaroids.
- Green Thumb: Possibly, she also wears a small girdle of flowers.
- Leitmotif: "Gaia Serenade"
- The Medic: A side-mission late in the game has Musashi take her back through Manglewood to look for special mushrooms, so she can make a medicine with them that can heal Mayday's broken wing.
- Ms. Fanservice: A rather innocent one. She's one of the more well-endowed maidens, but the only mention of her appeal from certain NPCs is her kind and warm personality.
- Showgirl Skirt
Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki (Japanese), Michele Stayner (English)
The Water Maiden, she was kept prisoner in the Roquefort Mine and used as a power source. At first, she's quite hostile and rude to Musashi, even after he's just rescued her and repaired her glasses, and states that they don't need his help. She eventually mellows down and decides to help Musashi.
- Blind Without 'Em: So much that she falls asleep without her glasses, and they're made from a very rare material to boot.
- British Accent: Gains one in the English version.
- Distressed Damsel: She was locked up in a jar similar to Mycella's where her powers were used as a energy source deep within Roquefort Mine.
- Dub Name Change: From Ricotta.
- Elemental Eye Colors: This Maiden of Water has blue eyes.
- Eureka Moment: She's the first to discover that the Anthedon can revive Mycella, when the fountain in the middle of Antheum lights up at the end of the game.
- Expy: Of Librarian Brisketta from Brave Fencer Musashi. Both are Meganekko librarians with some kind of quirk in their speech (Brisketta tends to stutter while Fontina has a British Accent).
- Hot Librarian: See Meganekko below.
- Leitmotif: "Aqua Memory"
- Making a Splash: It is even implied in her argument with Musashi that she has some sort of fighting skill with her Sword of Water, though we never get to see this and Musashi knows that Gandrake would likely beat her in no time flat, anyway.
- Meaningful Name/Punny Name: She's named (in both versions) after an Italian cheese. Furthermore, the ricotta has also a bitter taste, but its very soft.
- Her Japanese name could also be referring to her element. Water can be calm or fierce depending on its mood.
- Meganekko: One NPC even says her glasses are her biggest appeal. Said NPC offers her flowers during The Stinger.
- Red Baron: Glogg dubbed her "The Water Wench".
- There Are No Therapists: Eventually she gets over her issues after talking to Musashi.
- Tsundere: Only at first, but quickly grows out of it.
- Ungrateful Bitch: After Musashi saved her from the mines, bring her back home and bring her new glasses, the first thing she does is to insult him and say that they can beat Gandrake without his help. After getting into an argument with Musashi over this, she eventually breaks and then gets better once he offers her some pep talk.
Mirabo and Maribo (Murol and Murolait)
The Fire Maidens, a pair of cute young twins with powers over fire. They went to Mount Terroir to calm down its guardian, Moltan, but they're captured by Gandrake's men who are operating in the vicinity.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Mirabo has a pink dress while Maribo has a dark red one.
- Cute Witches: Although they're not actually witches, their clothes give off this allusion.
- Distressed Damsels: Mirabo was used to (incompletely) power Riesling's pyroclastic modulator in Mt. Terroir, while Maribo was sent to the Nebulium Tower where Mycella was kept and is kept at again with her.
- Dub Name Change: From Murol to Mirabo, and Murolait to Maribo.
- Elemental Eye Colors: These twin Maidens of Fire both have red eyes.
- Girlish Pigtails: Mirabo's point upward while Maribo's point downward.
- Leitmotif: "Symphony of Fire I" for Mirabo, "Symphony of Fire II" for Maribo. Together, the contrasting moods of both songs represent the twins' own Red Oni, Blue Oni. See below.
- Playing with Fire: Although they're Fire Maidens, on their own they each only have half of the full power a different maiden would've had, due to their smaller size & younger age. They must both be present in order to awaken the Sword of Fire's hidden power.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Mirabo is spunky and light-hearted, and has an obvious crush on Musashi, while Maribo is calmer and clever, with her crush on Musashi being more subtle.
- Token Mini Moes: Mirabo and Maribo are the smallest and youngest of all the Maidens Musashi has to rescue, whereas all of the other Maidens and even Mycella herself are teenagers.
- Talking To Herself: Their Japanese & English voice actors are the same.
- Wonder Twin Powers: They can only release the power of the Fire Sword if both of them are present.
Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (Japanese), Gerri Sorrells (English)
The Wind Maiden, a skilled swordswoman who lives in the Picodon Jungle and protects it from the invading forces of Gandrake.
- Action Girl: Due to her training, she's the most powerful and skilled of all the Maidens, and it shows.
- Badass/Badass in Distress: You need to carry her only for a short sequence.
- BFS: Her Sword of Wind actually averts this until she & Musashi release its power, which transforms its shape and plays this trope straight.
- Blow You Away: Her element as a maiden, which she can also use for battles.
- Bonus Boss: After completing her chapter in the game.
- The Determinator: Nothing will stop her from saving Picodon Jungle from Gandrake's forces.
- Dub Name Change: From Maki.
- Elemental Eye Colors: The Maiden of Wind has gold eyes.
- Gainaxing: A gratuitous closeup on her chest while she counts down before unleashing a One-Hit KO on a Ninjaroid.
- Leitmotif: "Aeolic Guardian". It's the longest Maiden theme in the game, and also plays when you get to fight her for yourself.
- Meaningful Name: "Maki" can refer to Whirlwinds.
- Odd Name Out: She's the only Maiden whose name isn't a cheese pun, and she's also the only one whose eye color (yellow) doesn't match her element at all.
- Tsundere: Goes into full dere dere mode when you give her the "Champion Belt" from her master, or compliment how she looks in her ceremonial garb.
- Would Hurt a Child: She was ready to shank Malbec at one point. In her defense, Malbec is kind of a dick.
Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese), Rumiko Varens (English)
The Void Maiden, she left Antheum long ago and was hired by Gandrake
. Eventually she's discovered and used for reviving the Mouna Temple where the Void Sword is kept. She's eventually saved by Musashi and brought back to Antheum.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Actually parodied, when Musashi ask her to tell a serious reason why she sided with Gandrake, she pulls out several clichèd excuses.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Well, at least not at first.
- Easily Forgiven: Sort of averted. Banon still holds a grudge against her, but Musashi thinks otherwise.
- Face-Heel Turn: She sided with Gandrake and even kidnapped Mycella (the second time). She later pulls a...
- Heel-Face Turn: After Gandrake & his five directors finally identify her as the Maiden of the Void, she gets locked up in Mouna Temple, where Musashi bails her out and eventually leads him to the boss that wields the Sword of the Void.
- Jerkass: She's quick to anger and complains a lot.
- Leitmotif: "Vixen Maiden"
- Male Gaze: Implied while she's strapped to a stone lock to revive Mouna Temple. One of the angles she's put in makes it very easy for one of the Ninjaroids working the lock to look straight up her skirt.
Clochette: What do you think you're looking at?! That's going to cost you!
- Ms. Fanservice: The biggest example in the game. She even makes an ambiguous proposition to Musashi at one point after they finally escape the temple... and it flies straight over Musashi's head.
Clochette: I'm so grateful, I'd like to express my... appreciation.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: After being revealed as the Maiden of the Void, the villains revive the temple her sword is in by strapping her to a wheel-like stone and spinning her like a combination lock. She doesn't take it well.
- The Power of the Void: With the Void being a dark element, this may justify her Face-Heel Turn and subsequent Heel-Face Turn later on.
- Walking Spoiler: The sole fact that she was a Maiden that pulled a Face-Heel Turn makes her this. To drive the point home further, she's the only Maiden not labeled as such on other websites, promotional artwork, and even the game's opening, where they all only focused on her being a villain as Gandrake's assistant.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Violet, actually.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A
Gandrake a.k.a. Ganryu
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Douglas Kirk (English)
The evil president of Gandrake Enterprises, and a powerful swordsman. He's kidnapping the Mystics in order to use their powers to fuel his Nebulite engines and is busy mining as much Nebulite as he can. He's actually revealed to be Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki, dragged into this world by the demon Amestris (trapped within the Archnembulus) in order to free her. He gets totally nebulized by the evil goddess but is defeated by Musashi.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Of course.
- BFS: Wields a very long, straight sword, possibly a nodachi. In his Nebulized form, he gets to use a humongous, multi-pronged sword.
- Big Bad: His henchmen's invasion of Antheum and kidnapping of Mycella is what sets off the game's plot.
- Blue Oni Red Oni: See Musashi's section above.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He may be the president of his own company, but he's nothing short of a ruthless one.
- Dull Surprise: He rarely seems fazed by anything at all.
- Final Boss: His One-Winged Angel form, where he uses Amestris to transform with Nebulite.
- Lightning Bruiser
- Master Swordsman: Already known as one long before Musashi is able to reach this level for himself.
- Mirror Boss: During the first part of his fight, he uses Amestris's powers to turn into a clone of Musashi.
- One-Hit Kill: His Returning Swallow counter attack. It's an instant Game Over if you fail to counter it in his True Final Boss Single-Stroke Battle.
- One-Winged Angel: When Amestris takes over, he turns into a black giant made of Nebulite.
- Orcus on His Throne: Almost literally during meetings with his Five Directors.
- True Final Boss: After Musashi beats his Shadow Musashi form, then beats him again in his nebulized form, he later shows up in Antheum as himself for one final Single-Stroke Battle against Musashi.
- Ultimate Life Form: He considers himself to be the "Ultimate Form of Life" as He uses Amestris' powers to nebulize himself.
- Worthy Opponent: Sees Musashi as one.
Voiced by: Ryōtarō Okiayu (Japanese), Michael Rhys (English)
The Director of Administration and leader of Gandrake's Gonin
(Gandrake's Five Directors
). He's a cold, calculating man who sports a cultured, polite demeanor. He's the one who initially kidnaps Mycella, and is in charge of the Nebulium Tower in Wellspring Woods. He's actually planning to take over Gandrake and even suggests that Musashi join forces with him to do so.
Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Murray Johnson (English)
Director of Negotiations, he's the (physically) strongest warrior amongst the Gonin. He's in charge of Roquefort Mine and guarding the Water Maiden.
Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi (Japanese), Michael Naishtut (English)
Director of Security. He's one of the strongest Gonin, but sadly not the brightest. He's quick to anger and is the butt of many jokes. However, he admits that he and Glogg form an invincible pair. He's in charge of Mount Terroir.
- An Axe to Grind: And a chainsaw one to boot!
- The Brute: Shares this position with Glogg.
- Butt Monkey: Many jokes during meetings are at his expense.
- Confusing Multiple Negatives: A death variation, as his Pre-Asskicking One-Liner before he and Glogg face Musashi.
Riesling: "Okay, Musashi! We're gonna kill you so dead, you'll wish you were never born... alive..."
- Dual Boss: With Glogg.
- Dub Name Change: From Dio.
- Dumb Muscle: He's not very bright, but can put up a fight.
- Fiery Red Head: He's easy to anger.
- Heel-Face Turn: Along with Glogg and Malbec in The Stinger. He's seen at a beach with Glogg fighting over a peek of Clochette's swimsuit.
- Malaproper/Metaphorgotten: He's largely guilty of this when he tries to sound proper.
Riesling: "We're, uh, demodulating the control systems at Mt. Terroir. We will be, um... operative soon."
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: See Confusing Multiple Negatives above.
- Punch Clock Villain: See also Glogg.
- Read the Freaking Manual: Failed to do so, not realizing that his pyroclastic modulator needed two Maidens of Fire to work properly instead of one.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Glogg does not like him, and the feeling is mutual, but they're so effective as a team that they were never defeated in combat until Musashi came along.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works
- Too Dumb to Live: He caused a volcanic eruption and awakened a powerful Lava Monster... all because he didn't bother to find the instructions for the machine he was attending to. See Read the Freaking Manual above.
Voiced by: Yumiko Kobayashi (Japanese), Yuko Yunokawa (English)
Director of Research and Development. He's a 10-year old genius working for Gandrake. He created all the robots and machines used by the corporation. He plans to create a new base in Picodon Jungle.
Voiced by: Ryūsei Nakao (Japanese), Jack Merluzzi (English)
Director of Intelligence, is a disturbing, quiet, cat-like cyborg who works for the Gonin. Despite his calm, polite looks, he's a ruthless, bloody killer, and possibly a cannibal. He tries to revive the Temple of the Ancients where the Sword of Void is kept.
Amestris, Goddess of Destruction
Voiced by: Ikue Otani (Japanese), Kether Donahue (English)
Alias the Archnembulus.
Is an ancient being sealed away in the past. She manipulated Gandrake into breaking her seal and freeing her.
A giant scorpion-like monster who rampaged through the Wellspring Woods before being sealed. Sadly, the Sword of Earth is also the lock on his prison.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: Although he attacks more with his pincers, and his tail is only used shoot fireballs.
- Fire Ball
- Go for the Eye: You must remove his helmet and claws first.
- Scary Scorpions: And he also looks like a robot.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Banon & Burrini used the Sword of Earth to seal him in a huge stone jar in order to keep him from destroying the forest, and then created a huge stone barrier around that jar to keep it out of harm's reach. The whole area is then hidden deep within Manglewood's maze, and only Burrini knows how to navigate through it to reach the place.
The huge guardian of the Sword of Water, he sleeps in the lowest level of Roquefort Mines. He must be awakened with the Sword of Earth and defeated in order to gain the Sword of Water.
A big lava monster and the spirit of Mount Terroir. Mirabo headed there to calm him down, but Riesling kidnapped Mirabo and accidentally used her to drive the beast insane, not reading his instructions or knowing that Maribo was needed, too. Moltan must now be put back to sleep in order to stop the destruction.
- Dishing Out Dirt: There are several stone spikes in his body — posibly his "ribs" — and he can launch them at you.
- Dub Name Change: From Vallord.
- Kill It with Water: You can turn his paws into solid stone with the Hydro Blast. You must defeat him by standing on these stones and then aim the Hydro Blast at his face.
- Magma Man: Or rather, Magma Dragon. Attacking him directly isn't a good idea.
- Playing with Fire: You'll get burned if you so much as touch his body.
Queen of the Picodon Jungle, this huge spider used to be kind and gentle, but was turned in a ruthless cyborg by Malbec and now must be stopped at all costs.
Guardian of Mouna Temple, a large machine-like monster who dwells in the temple's inner sanctum. He's the keeper of the Sword of the Void and awakens when the temple is restored to its ancient glory by Clochette
- BFS: Turns out his "neck", a massive version of the Sword of the Void, is the largest sword of them all.
- Breath Weapon: Spits fire.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere You have no warning or clue of his presence in the abysses of the temple.
- Humongous Mecha: He's probably one, as Clochette is forced into a cage in his torso, seemingly powering him against her will.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Six arms and six swords.
- Multiple Wielding: Wields a sword in each arm. Specifically, in one arm he holds the real one, while the other five hands hold a ghost copy of the original.
- One-Winged Angel: After destroying all six of his swords, he removes his head and neck... which itself is a humongous blade: The Sword of Void, itself.